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Tech Petting Zoo

August 11, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Virtual Reality, augmented reality, robotics, 3D printing, green screens, drones, coding, artificial intelligence, and so much more! The world of technology and makerspaces is continuing to evolve. Join Diana Silveira and Brian Pichman in a hands-on day where every attendee will:

  • Try new and exciting each technology gadgets
  • Discuss and Evaluate how we can use these technologies at our library in both makerspaces and programming
  • Create some fun takeaways that you can recreate at your library

The highly-interactive session will have something for those new to technology and those who interact daily.

Presenter: Brian Pichman is a technology enthusiast, sharing his thoughts and ideas to libraries so they can become more interactive, innovative, collaborative, and engaging. He is a web developer with experience designing websites. Brian started a collaborative platform called the Evolve Project which aims to change the way people see libraries by introducing new technology and concepts for libraries. Libraries need to re-position themselves as community anchors in order to succeed in today’s culture.

Presenter: Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

Register at: tblc.org


August 11, 2023
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


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